Privatisation

IFI governance

Analysis

Annual Meetings 2020 Preamble: IMF and World Bank frontload austerity and privatisation in Covid-19 recovery, while the world calls for more inclusive multilateralism

As the inability of Bank and Fund to adapt their policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic becomes more evident, hope turns to the UN system and a radical restructure of the global international financial architecture.

12 October 2020

Social services

News

World Bank loan to India promotes private sector in education as millions of children out of school

World Bank Indian education loan causes controversy over private sector provisions.

6 October 2020

Social services

Background

World Bank Group’s ‘Maximizing Finance for Development’ in times of Covid-19

Notes from the virtual Civil Society Policy Forum at the 2020 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 5 October session on the World Bank's 'Maximizing Finance for Development' and the Covid-19 response.

5 October 2020 | Minutes

Finance

News

World Bank pandemic bond instrument fails in COVID-19 response

World Bank's ‘innovative’ health financing instrument proved to be slow and late.

7 April 2020

Finance

Analysis

The IMF and World Bank-led Covid-19 recovery: ‘Building back better’ or locking in broken policies?

Early evidence suggests IMF programmes are maintaining long-term fiscal consolidation targets, while World Bank further continues Maximizing Finance for Development narrative amidst Covid-19 crisis.

16 July 2020
Kasimba Prinary School, Mpanda District, Katavi Region, Tanzania. August 2019.

Social services

News

The World Bank, Covid-19 and public education: two steps forward one step back

World Bank’s new report on education and Covid-19 contrasts with IFC announcement on freezing private school investments.

16 July 2020

Finance

Analysis

World Bank and IMF response to debt crisis undermines women’s rights

25 years after Beijing Declaration, austerity and privatisation still modus operandi of Bretton Woods Institutions at the cost of women's rights.

7 April 2020 | Guest analysis

Gender

Analysis

Gender-Just Macroeconomics II

BWP's Gender and Macroeconomics project launches a booklet on Gender-Just Macroeconomics; the World Bank’s privatisation push

11 March 2019 | Briefings

Social services

News

Human Rights Council resolution challenges World Bank approach to education

Abidjan Principles recognition by UN HRC states confronts World Bank privatization push in education.

30 July 2019

Social services

News

Lagos water rights summit rejects World Bank privatisation

World Bank water privatisation push in Africa criticised by civil society that are calling for a rights-based approach. 

4 April 2019